Front End Play

suburbanredsuburbanred Member Posts: 3
edited May 2016 in Dodge
I replaced the upper control arm on a rear wheel drive Magnum. If you grab the tie at 9 oclock and 3 oclock
there is play side to side. Should I replace the lower control arms or sway bar link? steering wheel still has some shimmy at high speeds. Thanks in advance.


  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,350
    First of all you shouldn't be driving at "high speeds" until the cause is determined!

    It sounds like you need to have a professional take a look and replace what is worn out rather than guess and throw expensive parts at it. I would avoid the chain stores.
  • suburbanredsuburbanred Member Posts: 3
    Thank you for your insight and valuable information
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Side to side play is more likely tie rod wear or loose wheel bearings so that's where I'd focus my attention.
  • suburbanredsuburbanred Member Posts: 3
    Thank you Shiftright. I'll have a helper tomorrow manipulate the wheel while I look for any movement
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